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BLK/OPL X Noella Coursaris
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For many, there is nothing better than a good facebeat — except when it’s also making the world more beautiful at the same time. BLK/OPL is doing just that with its latest launch, Shop For a Cause: Aksanti Color Collection.

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The limited edition collection features two gift sets — MAISHA & MALAIKA — curated by BLK/OPL Global Brand Ambassador and philanthropist Noella Coursaris. Each gift set includes a must-have selection of six-shade eyeshadow palette, creme lipstick, lip paint, and illuminating stick.


BLK/OPL x Aksanti Color Collection
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Even better, 25% of all proceeds from the sets will go Noella’s nonprofit, Malaika, which empowers Congolese girls and their communities through education, health, and art programs.

BLK/OPL x Aksanti Color Collection
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The Maisha gift set, which means “Life” in Swahili, offers firey bold hues, including the new KWELI Eyeshadow Palette – which features a must-have orange gold hue for the summer and nude/neutral offerings. The set also includes COLORSPLURGE Patent Lips in Copper Tone, COLORSPLURGE Risqué Crème Lipstick in Bon Bon and Illuminating Stick in Sunrise Glow.

BLK/OPL x Aksanti Color Collection
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The Malaika gift set, which means “Angel” in Swahili, is on the cooler side, but no less vibrant with its UZURI Eyeshadow Palette. Turn up the glam with shimmery crystal, teal and turquoise hues and deep red lippies. The set also includes COLORSPLURGE Patent Lips in Dynamo, COLORSPLURGE Risqué Matte Lipstick in Vampy Red and TRUE COLOR® Illuminating Stick in Nude Glow.

The launch is part of the brand’s 25th-anniversary celebration of creating makeup offerings for women of color. This new collection celebrates Noella’s Congolese roots with packaging illustrations by French-Congolese artist Nicholle Kobi.

For more info, head on over to blackopalbeauty.com/collections/shop-for-a-cause.

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